RTA official, U.S. Consul General discuss strengthening co-operation for Dubai projects

DUBAI, — Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, recently received Paul R. Malik, the U.S. Consul General in Dubai, to discuss ways of boosting co-operation and expertise exchange between the RTA and American companies in the rail, roads and transportation sectors.

The duo also explored the upcoming road and infrastructure projects in Dubai, given the growing number of American companies taking part in carrying out road and mass transit system projects undertaken by the RTA.

“Over the next few years, the RTA will be developing infrastructure and road projects costing about AED20 billion, including roads and transportation projects for Expo 2020 costing about AED15 billion. The Expo 2020 project covers the extension of the Red Line of Dubai Metro to the site of the Expo at a cost of AED10.6 billion and road projects costing about AED3 billion. The portfolio of the projects that the RTA intends to undertake in the near future includes the extension of Dubai Metro Green Line, Phase II of the Dubai Tram Project and a variety of road and bridge projects. Future projects offer a good opportunity for firms to bid for tenders released by the RTA,” Al Tayer said.

The U.S. Consul General lauded the sweeping development taking place in Dubai. He also praised the emirate’s pioneering initiative to transform Dubai into a smart city and a global hub for businesses specialising in modern technologies.

Malik said work is under way to cement the strategic partnership between the RTA and U.S. manufacturers and firms specialised in the fields of roads and transport through undertaking a host of projects in the foreseeable future.

Source: Emirates News Agency